China imported 21.73 million tonnes of coal in April 2021, falling 29.77% from 30.95 million tonnes a year ago, showed latest data from General Administration of Customs on May 7.
The volume was also 20.47% lower compared with 27.33 million tonnes in March, data showed.
Value of imports totaled $1.83 billion in April, down17.71% on the year and 15.65% from the preceding month. The average import price was calculated at $84.22/t in the month, up $12.35/t year on year and $4.81/t from the month-ago level.
China’s coal imports totaled 90.13 million tonnes over January-April, falling 28.8% from a year ago. The decline expanded by 0.3 percentage point compared with the first quarter, data showed.
Imports value reached $6.63 billion in the first four months, down 28.4% year on year.
Source: Emma Yang & Harry Huo